Downtown Freeport ‘Scarecrow Contest’ Announced

Freeport, Illinois – The Freeport Downtown Development Foundation (FDDF) is pleased to announce a new contest in downtown Freeport.

The contest invites area high school groups, sports, and clubs to create a scarecrow that will be displayed downtown from October 20th through November 20th.

Current contest teams include Freeport High School Pom Pon Squad, Key Club, C.H.O.I.C.E.S., Advisory, Little Mermaid musical, Freshman class, and National Art Honor Society. Aquin High School is also making scarecrows for the contest during their Homecoming week. In all, there will be over 10 displays. The scarecrows will be attached to various downtown light poles on Stephenson and Main Streets.

Community members are encouraged to see the scarecrows and vote for their favorite via an online poll on the FDDF Facebook page. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning teams get a number of prizes including movie tickets, pizza party, and cash. Those interested in more information about the contest are encouraged to contact the FDDF office.

Freeport’s downtown is the core of the economic health of the city. With over 200 businesses, it is FDDF’s goal that the downtown district be a prime place to live, work and shop.

Interested volunteers can contact the office at 815-232-9000.

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